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Luke Gregerson collects third save
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Athletics pitcher Luke Gregerson entered Sunday's game against the Astros in the ninth inning with a three-run advantage. He struck out one and needed just eight pitches, securing his third save of the season in a 4-1 victory.

Gregerson is 3 for 4 in save chances with a 1.69 ERA, a 0.75 WHIP over 5 2/3 innings pitched since earning a role in Oakland's closer-by-committee approach.

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Jesse Chavez delivers another stellar outing
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Athletics pitcher Jesse Chavez continued his strong start to the season with another dominant outing on Sunday, earning his first win of the season in his team's 4-1 victory over the Astros. The right-hander permitted one run on four hits and three walks while striking out six over six innings of work.

Chavez has allowed just one earned run in each of his first four starts. He owns a 1.38 ERA, a 0.92 WHIP with 28:5 K:BB ratio over 26 innings pitched. He will start again against the Astros, this time in Houston on Friday.

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Brad Peacock lasts only five frames in loss to A's
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Astros pitcher Brad Peacock lasted only five innings and was hit with his second loss of the season Sunday afternoon against the A's in Oakland. The right-hander surrendered two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four over five innings in a 4-1 defeat.

Peacock owns a 6.14 ERA, a 1.91 WHIP along with 15:11 K:BB ratio over 14 2//3 innings pitched. He will get another crack at the Athletics at home on Friday.

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Juan Carlos Oviedo activated from DL
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Rays activated pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo from the disabled list following Sunday's loss to the Yankees, the team announced. Oviedo, returning from Tommy John surgery, last appeared in the majors in 2011.

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C.J. Riefenhauser sent down after rough outing
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Rays optioned pitcher C.J. Riefenhauser down to Triple-A Durham following Sunday's loss to the Yankees.  Riefenhauser, who was called up on Saturday, allowed three runs over two-thirds of an inning on Sunday against New York. He logged just two innings of work over the last two days.

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Jorge Rondon optioned to Triple-A
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Cardinals optioned pitcher Jorge Rondon to Triple-A Memphis following Sunday's game against the Cubs. Rondon was with the big-league club for just three days and failed to make an appearance for the Cardinals over that span.

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Carlos Gonzalez exits game due to knee tendinitis
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was forced to leave Sunday's contest against the Phillies due to left knee tendinitis, the team announced.

Gonzalez left the game in the seventh inning with the injury and was replaced by Drew Stubbs. He finished 1 for 4 with two runs scored and one RBI before the injury. He is hitting .282 with four homers and 14 RBI this season. His status remains uncertain Monday against San Francisco.

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Jordan Danks launches first home run
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

White Sox outfielder Jordan Danks launched his first home run of the season Sunday afternoon against the Rangers.

Danks took Robbie Ross deep for a two-run home run in the third inning. He finished 1 for 4 with one walk, two runs scored and two RBI in a 16-2 win. He has just two hits in his first 15 at-bats to start the season.

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Marcus Semien cracks out four hits, four RBI in win over Texas
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

White Sox second baseman Marcus Semien came up big at the plate Sunday afternoon, cranking out four hits, including a bases-loaded triple in his team's 16-2 victory over the Rangers.

Semien also singled in the third, eighth and ninth innings, respectively. He finished 4 for 6 with two runs and four RBI. He is hitting .222 with just two homers and nine RBI in 81 at-bats.

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Robbie Ross gets hammered by White Sox
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Rangers starting pitcher Robbie Ross took a step back on Sunday, suffering his first loss of the season in a 16-2 defeat to the White Sox.

Ross served up two-run homers to Jordan Danks and Jose Abreu. He was charged with seven runs -- four earned -- on seven hits and no walks while striking out eight in 5 1/3 innings. He tossed 86 pitches, 65 of which were strikes.

Ross owns a 2.31 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP and 21:8 K:BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings pitched. He will return to the mound Saturday at Seattle.

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